Hear the C8 Corvette Z06’s Unbelievable V-8 on a Dyno

Photo credit: Emelia Hartford / Instagram

Photo credit: Emelia Hartford / Instagram

We already know the C8-generation Corvette Z06 will rev to an astonishing 8600 RPM. Now, we have studio-quality audio showing what that outrageous number sounds like in action.

The video, from automotive content producer Emelia Hartford, shows a C8 Z06 test car in what has become very familiar camouflage. It is doing a pull on a dyno in a sound-standardized anechoic chamber, where Hartford says the Corvette team has spent “countless hours perfecting the noise” of what is expected to be an outlandish high-revving, flat-plane-crank engine that shares elements with the engine used in the current C8.R racing car.

Thanks to a few previous teaser videos, we already know this will be the most outlandish sounding Corvette ever. As in Previous audio released by Chevrolet, this video seems to indicate that the most extreme mid-engined Corvette yet will sound more like a

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Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray now rumored with around 650 hp

In November 2019, back-channel automotive sleuth Bozi Tatarevic scoured GM documents to piece together info on what was thought to be a Corvette hybrid closer to the base model than the rumored 1,000-horsepower hybrid supercar that could be called “Zora.” Intel this year is finally beginning to paint a picture that could put us in the ballpark of an identifiable production car potentially called E-Ray. Spy shots from earlier this month uncovered a fleet of Corvettes testing with the only similar hybrid performance car on the market now, the soon-to-be-departed Acura NSX. The camo’ed Corvettes were assumed to hide electric motors, overall output thought to level out around 550 or 600 hp. Muscle Cars and Trucks reports the E-Ray will get a little more muscle than that, total output clocking in at “closer to 650 horsepower.”

That figure would come courtesy of an unmolested LT2 6.2-liter V8 with 495

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Rare, Low-Mileage 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Up For Sale

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Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the 1978 Corvette featured an all-new fastback design, special 25th anniversary badging, and a special two-tone color scheme as an option.

Despite having a 25th anniversary edition, one of the rarest and most sought after Corvette of the year was the 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Coupe.

Chevrolet made about 6,500 pace cars in all that year which amounted to one example per dealer. In addition, only about 500 of those had the L-82 engine option backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. Low production numbers and low mileage is what makes this 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car being offered at Carlisle Auctions 2021 Spring Auction so special. It is worth noting that while this car does appear to be in decent condition, it does have a rebuilt title as a result of a minor accident years ago.


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